This episode marks the first appearance of Radar O'Reilly's teddy bear.
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The title is based on the radio show "I Love a Mystery" about three friends who ran a detective agency.
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When Henry shakes the stovepipe and soot falls in his face you can see his eyes watering and his nose running, making it seem as though the powder used actually got in his eyes.
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Hawkeye's group interrogation is a nod to the William Powell character Nick Charles of The Thin Man series. Trapper even makes a comment to this effect. However, Powell's character wasn't the Thin Man. Nick Charles was a detective investigating a series of murders purportedly committed by a man referred to as the Thin Man by newspapers.
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This is the first time the viewer is given an exact indication of which year MASH was set in - 1951. While searching for his missing wristwatch, when Trapper John asks Hawkeye Pierce "Have you seen my watch?", Hawkeye replies "It's Tuesday. Its 1951. What more do you have to know?"
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The box for the reel Henry gives to the nurse is from a Penn Beachmaster 155.
The title is a spoof of the old time radio show "I Love A Mystery." Coincidentally, one of the characters in the series is named "Doc"
When Hawkeye enters the Swamp, and lays down on his cot, you can clearly see a pair of Long John's hanging on the bar at the end of his cot! This is funny, because in season 1 episode 19, "The Long John Flap" Hawkeye is wearing a pair of Long John's that his father sent him. Everyone else wants these, because the army didn't supply them!